Getting Engaged: Breaking The News Long-Distance

Once you’ve said “yes,” the next step is to start spreading the news. This can be challenging when you’re on the opposite coast of all the people you want to share it with. It can also be exhausting to make call after call. When A. and I got engaged, we called our parents (it was past their bedtimes but we figured they’d be ok with a late call this once). We then went out for my birthday and told two good friends, but kept it to ourselves other than that. (I’m not good with exciting secrets when I’ve had several Jameson and Cokes, so we had to tell at least two people).

The next day, I approached the news from a tactical standpoint. …….READ MORE…..

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